black archangel


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n black archangel ill-smelling European herb with rugose leaves and whorls of dark purple flowers
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In literature:

Only the figure of the archangel was visible in that agony of blackness, bright as burnished silver, bright as moonlight.
"The Proud Prince" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
The archangel lay with his elbow on black cushions embroidered with golden flames.
"The Revolt of the Angels" by Anatole France

In poetry:

Blackness at half-past eight, the night's precursor,
Clouds like falling masonry and lightning's lavish
Annunciation, the sword of the mad archangel
Flashed from the scabbard.
"June Thunder" by Louis MacNeice